Outlook Honors 2014 Notables

Photo by Devin Powell  Honorees posed with their plaques during the Capital Outlook Honoree Reception.

Photo by Devin Powell
Honorees posed with their plaques during the Capital Outlook Honoree Reception.

 

 

By Devin Powell
Outlook Writer

The night was filled with great honor and joy as Capital Outlook and Live Communications honored eight notables in Tallahassee on Jan. 26.

 

Applause echoed throughout the room as Capital Outlook hosted its First Honoree Reception. Honorees and Tallahassee’s distinguished guests gathered at the Four Points by Sheraton.

Rev. Dr. R. B. Holmes Jr., president and publisher of the Capital Outlook was the master of ceremonies. He presented every honoree with a plaque while giving the audience a brief history of the honorees’ lives. As honorees approached the podium they expressed gratitude for being selected.
Capital Outlook recognized a local: business, organization, pastor, church, civil rights advocate, family, person and youth.

Among the honorees was Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor, who currently serves as the 2014-2015 board vice chairman and has served District 1 since 1996.

Photos (L-R) by Dominique King  FAMU President Elmira Mangum was named 2014 Person of the Year. While, student Kailah Brown was named Youth of the Year.

Photos (L-R) by Dominique King
FAMU President Elmira Mangum was named 2014 Person of the Year. While, student Kailah Brown was named Youth of the Year.

During his acceptance speech, he spoke about his enthusiasm to continue to make District One better. Proctor said his mission was to leave his mark in Tallahassee.

 

“Since we’re all going to the graveyard you should leave your footprints in the sands of time,” said Proctor.

 

Proctor also quoted one of his heroes, saying: “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.’edom is eternal vigilance.’

 
During the reception, Holmes stressed the importance of continuing the legacy of the Capital Outlook. He said he has plans of continuously honoring Tallahassee’s leaders.

 
FAMU President Elmira Mangum delivered a powerful and inspirational acceptance speech. Mangum said she is thankful for the Tallahassee community. She said the Capital Outlook has been a reliable source of news since her tenure at FAMU.

“I’m thankful that the Capital Outlook puts the information in the paper and they share those stories across this community and across the state and across all venues,” said Mangum. “It’s important for us to hear and to get that information out the back door and the side door. It helps bring us all to a certain level of awareness.”

Cathy (far right) and Roosevelt Wilson are joined by a few of the newly named members of the Capital Outlook’s editorial board. The Wilsons were the former owners of the Capital Outlook.

Cathy (far right) and Roosevelt Wilson are joined by a few of the newly named members of the Capital Outlook’s editorial board. The Wilsons were the former owners of the Capital Outlook.

Holmes brought the ceremony to a close by delivering a charge to help raise $100,000 for FAMU’s athletic programs. Holmes said he wanted to carry the torch of Nelson Townsend whose goal was to raise money and moral at FAMU.

The Capital Outlook will continue leaving their mark in the community by inviting community leaders to join them in efforts to raise awareness and money for FAMU’s athletics. The program will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton, on Feb. 26.
Outlook Writer Dominique King contributed to this report.


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